1. The Laws of New York
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  4. Article 25: Records and Recording


Section 2502 Books to be kept by clerk The clerk shall keep and maintain: 1

Surrogate's Court Procedure (SCP)

Books to be kept by clerk

  The clerk shall keep and maintain:

  1. A record book properly indexed in which shall be entered a description of every proceeding with proper entries under each denoting the papers filed, orders and decrees made and the steps taken therein, with the dates of filing and recording the several papers in the proceeding.

  2. Such other record books, properly indexed, as may be necessary or convenient to record at length any documents required by law to be recorded.

  3. A court and trust fund register in which shall be entered a reference to any proceeding in which a decree or order directs a deposit of money, the date thereof, the amount thereof, the amount so deposited, any receipt therefor and the name of the person to and for whom the deposit is made.

  4. A record book, properly indexed, with proper entries denoting the name and file number of the estate and the date of filing any informal account or any release pursuant to 2202.

  5. Such other books as the chief administrator of the courts in each department or the court in each county may direct to be kept.